Plane lands without incident after pilot dies in cockpit

A Continental Airlines pilot died at the controls Thursday during a flight from Brussels to Newark, N.J., but the flight continued so smoothly that passengers say they noticed nothing wrong during the flight and that they were informed of the situation once the plane arrived safely at the gate. There were "no announcements, no panic, no nothing," said one passenger on Flight 61. After a cardiologist onboard was unable to revive the 60-year-old pilot, the copilot and a reserve pilot continued the flight without incident. "The company has been in touch with his family and we extend our deepest sympathies," a Continental spokeswoman said.

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